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14 NOVEMBER 2016-30 APRIL 2017
DESIGNING 007 EXHIBIT DISPLAYED AT BURJ KHALIFA IN DUBAI

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2016-09-18
The touring exhibition Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style (now seen by thousands of people) - the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the James Bond films - moves from Paris to Burj Khalifa in Dubai where it opens on 14th November and will be displayed until 30th April 2017.

"Designing 007 is the most comprehensive exhibition ever dedicated to the James Bond films and a must-see for all film lovers and Bond aficionados. You can easily spend a whole day at the exhibit if you want to see every piece."

On display in Dubai will be Scaramanga’s Golden Gun from The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Daniel Craig’s sky-blue trunks from Casino Royale (2006), the SPECTRE Aston Martin DB10 and much more.

The exhibition will be held at the Burj Khalifa ANNEX, with additional displays and experiences at a number of other locations also owned by Emaar properties: At The Top, Burj Khalifa – the world’s highest observation deck, Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall, The Dubai Fountain and Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.

History of the Designing 007 exhbition:
>London (from 6th July to 5th September 2012)
>Toronto (26th October 2012 to 20th January 2013)
>Shanghai (28th March to 30th June 2013)
>Melbourne (1st November 2013 to 23rd February 2014)
>Moscow (11th June to 7th September 2014)
>Rotterdam (12th Ooctober 2014 to 8th February 2015)
>Madrid (8th May to 30th August 2015)
>Mexico City (23 October 2015 to 10 January 2016)
>Paris (16 April to 4 September 2016)
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FSWL was fortunate to be invited to the original launch in London 2012, the launch in Madrid on 7th May 2015, and the one in Paris on 14th April 2016.
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About the exhibition:
The Barbican marks the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, from 1962's Dr. No to Skyfall (2012), with a unique exhibition showcasing the inside story of the design and style of the world's most influential and iconic movie brand.

In collaboration with EON Productions and with unprecedented access to their archives, Designing 007 is a multi-sensory experience, immersing audiences in the creation and development of Bond style over its auspicious 50 year history.

It explores the craft behind the screen icons, the secret service and villains, tailoring and costumes, set and production design, automobiles, gadgets and special effects, graphic design and motion graphics, exotic locations, stunts and props.

Highlights include gadgets and weapons made for Bond and his notorious adversaries by special effects experts John Stears and Chris Corbould, along with artwork for sets and storyboards by production designers Sir Ken Adam, Peter Lamont and Syd Cain, and costume designs by Bumble Dawson, Donfeld, Julie Harris, Lindy Hemming, Ronald Patterson, Emma Porteous, and Jany Temime.

On display too is lavish screen finery by Hollywood costume designers and major fashion names including Giorgio Armani, Brioni, Roberto Cavalli, Tom Ford, Hubert de Givenchy, Gucci's Frida Giannini, Douglas Hayward, Rifat Ozbek, Jenny Packham, Miuccia Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Anthony Sinclair, Philip Treacy, Emanuel Ungaro and Donatella Versace.

Designing 007 transforms venues, taking the audience on a journey - a 'making of' and presentation of Bond style over 50 years.

The exhibition is designed by Ab Rogers and curated by Barbican International Enterprises, with guest-curation by fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave and Oscar®-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming.

Official videos:
>Designing Bond's Look
>Designing Bond's World

Purchase the official exhibition book (a must-have for any serious James Bond collector) from Amazon.com or Amazon UK.

Watch out on the official museum website for the latest news on Designing 007 in Dubai:

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